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American Prohibition Museum

museum showing two rows of whiskey bottles, several art pieces on the wall, a sign that reads 'delivery', a sign that reads 'smoke nickel king cigars', and a sign that reads 'medicinal whiskey prescriptions filled here, expressly for medical & family use'

Not Your Typical Dry Museum

Located in Savannah’s popular City Market, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. Highlighting an era of gangsters, rum runners, and flappers, the museum brings the Roaring Twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. Featuring 21st century technology and immersive displays, the museum takes guests on a journey through the past to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and America’s struggle with alcohol was brought to light.

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7 Reasons To Visit Our Museum

  • Not Your Average “Dry” Museum – step back in time to a wild era of flappers, bootlegging, and gangsters.
  • Learn the history behind the iconic V8 and how it led to the birth of NASCAR.
  • Explore the stories of Al Capone, Scarface, and the other historical gangsters of Prohibition.
  • View confiscated items from mobsters and 200+ Prohibition-Era artifacts.
  • Discover why Savannah was referred to as the “Bootleg Spigot of the South.”
  • Slip into our Speakeasy to enjoy authentic craft cocktails.
  • Zagat rated Congress Street Up Speakeasy “One Of The Hottest Bars In Savannah.”

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” – Humphrey Bogart

A museum where you can drink? Ain’t that swell!

picture showing a bartender in suit and tie fixing an alcoholic beverage with rows on liquor bottles on glass shelves on display behind himAlcohol was outlawed and drinking was kept on the hush-hush; but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. At Congress Street Up, the museum’s twenties-era speakeasy, you’ll enjoy delicious craft cocktails served with a side of history. All cocktails, beers, and wines can trace their origins back to prohibition and you can learn to make them yourself by reserving a private cocktail class.

Your American Prohibition Museum Includes:

  • Restored Prohibition era vehicles
  • More than 200 rare and historic artifacts
  • Extensive collection of moonshine stills
  • Captivating dioramas and hi-tech immersive displays
  • Costumed docents that inform and entertain from start to finish
  • An authentic speakeasy, serving up craft cocktails

 

“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.” – Al Capone

Visitor Information

musuem display showing a framed $1,000 bill, a gun, two old flask bottles, a counter, a tin box, notes, law enforcement badge.Location:
209 W. St. Julian Street, Savannah GA 31401.
Located next to Ellis Square in the City Market and just blocks away from Robinson Parking Garage.

Schedule:
Open 364 days a year (Closed St. Patrick’s Day)

Tour Hours:
April 1 – July 31: 10:00am-6:00pm with last entry at 5:15pm
Aug 1- March 31: 10:00am to 5:00pm with last admittance at 4:15pm

Age Restrictions:
Guests of all ages are allowed in the museum during all operating hours, but photo ID is required at the door to receive a wristband for admittance to the Speakeasy. Guests under the age of 21 are not permitted in the Speakeasy.

Reservations are not required.

Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.

Duration:
Approximately 1 hour.

Parking:
Metered parking is available on the street. Free parking is offered through Old Town Trolley with a trolley ticket purchase.

Child Ticket:
4-12 yrs. of age. Children 3 yrs. of age and younger are free.

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